David Bowie has released a dark video for his new song “Lazarus”. The video sees Bowie wearing the same bandages as in the video for the album’s titular track, and has a similarly dark feel. The song comes from Bowie’s new album “Blackstar“, which will be released tomorrow to coincide with his 69th birthday. Bowie’s long-serving producer Tony Visconti previously said the album was influenced by Kendrick Lamar: “We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn’t do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll”.
Look up here, I’m in heaven I’ve got scars that can’t be seen I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen Everybody knows me now
Look up here, man, I’m in danger I’ve got nothing left to lose I’m so high it makes my brain whirl Dropped my cell phone down below
Ain’t that just like me
By the time I got to New York I was living like a king Then I used up all my money I was looking for your ass
This way or no way You know, I’ll be free Just like that bluebird Now ain’t that just like me
Oh I’ll be free Just like that bluebird Oh I’ll be free Ain’t that just like me